The Seattle Seahawks picked up an important win over the New York Giants in Week 7, nabbing an all-important road victory on the east coast. The 24-7 victory pushed the Seahawks to 4-2 and helped the team keep pace with the Los Angeles Rams (5-2) in the NFC West. It also raised the stakes for when the teams face off again later in the 2017 NFL regular season. The Seahawks currently hold the tiebreaker after beating the Rams in Week 5.

Early in the game against the Giants, it didn’t look like the Seahawks would end up on the right side of the final score.

The team actually trailed 7-3 at halftime, with the offense continuously stalling. This has become a trend with the team, forcing the defense to keep them in games until the offense inevitably wakes up later in the game. It was that second half push that helped the Seahawks escape with a win over the Giants.

Russell Wilson the hero again

On the day, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson completed 27-of-39 passes for 334 yards and three touchdowns. Most of those passing stats came in the second half, with better than half of Wilson’s numbers coming in the fourth quarter alone. Wilson completed touchdown passes to Doug Baldwin, Jimmy Graham, and Paul Richardson in the second half, giving the team just enough offense.

Baldwin was the favorite target for Wilson, as he caught nine passes for 92 yards and helped keep the chains moving in the second half. The running game had troubles, with Thomas Rawls netting just 36 rushing yards and Eddie Lacy accounting for only 34 rushing yards. They combined for those 70 yards on 22 carries, which isn’t an average that the offensive coaches will be bragging about during Week 8 practices.

The Seahawks defense gets a lot of credit for getting the team to 4-2, as they held Giants quarterback Eli Manning to just 134 yards on 39 pass attempts. The Giants were limited to just 177 total net yards, which included converting on just 2-of-12 third-down attempts.

What’s up next for the Seahawks?

Seattle Seahawks trade rumors had mentioned tight end Jimmy Graham, but the team ended up needing a touchdown from him on Sunday.

He could also see a lot of use when the Seahawks host the Houston Texans in Week 8 action (Oct. 29). Game time is 1:05 PM PT and the game will be on CBS, with the Seahawks again needing to take advantage of how banged up the Texans are on defense.

During the month of November, the Seattle Seahawks have four games, beginning with a home game against the Washington Redskins on Nov. 5. The team then has to play the Arizona Cardinals during Thursday night football (Nov. 9) before playing the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night football (Nov. 20). The Seahawks then wrap up the month against the San Francisco 49ers on Nov. 26. This is a stretch of games that will show whether or not the Seahawks can really compete for another NFC West title.